¨la Caixa¨ is worldwide one of the biggest supporters of social projects, focusing on projects related to poverty, research and health, education and culture and science, at both a national and an international level. The partnership with the Cruyff Foundation is part of a triangular relationship with the La Caixa Foundation (Obra Social ´la Caixa’). They will jointly realise 15 new Cruyff Courts in Catalonia from 2016 to 2021. Together they want to increase the social inclusion of children in disadvantaged areas, with the focus on offering sports for vulnerable youth.
The results of the partnership have been clearly visible since 2016. For example, new Cruyff Courts were created in the cities Pobla de Segur, Badia del Vallés, Martorell, Sant Guim de Freixenet and Fuentealbilla, opened by Carles Puyol, Sergio Busquets, Hristo Stoichkov, Gerard Piqué and Andrés Iniesta respectively, all legendary players or formers players of FC Barcelona. New Cruyff Courts will be created in the coming years as well, with the support of players from the first team and heroes from the past.
In addition, there is a separate cooperation with the Cruyff Foundation for realising another 13 Cruyff Courts in de rest of Spain.